AI: A debate between three voices within the IS discipline. Are design sciences, economics and behavioral sciences critical enough on AI?

Emmanuel Monod, Saonee Sarker, Alan Hevner, Alok Gupta, Michael Barrett, Viswanath Venkatesh, Dick Boland, Kalle Lyytinen

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Abstract

Even though AI technology providers and consultants are assuming a direct positive causality between these technologies and economic benefits, we claim that at least three IS research communities include some recalcitrant members who are challenging aspects of that optimistic discourse. For sake of simplicity, we are naming them as being scholarly members of the design, the economics, and the behavioral communities of IS research. In addition to these three debating voices, three dissenting voices will take critical positions on the questions at hand from radically different stances: the humanist voice, the societal voice and the iconoclastic pluralist voice. The voices will present their arguments within different business contexts. This panel will challenge the new “Age of AI,” and help chart a reasonable IS perspective on the future of AI and its implications in our discipline.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication40th International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2019
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
ISBN (Electronic)9780996683197
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020
Event40th International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2019 - Munich, Germany
Duration: Dec 15 2019Dec 18 2019

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Name40th International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2019

Conference

Conference40th International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2019
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period12/15/1912/18/19

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Monod, E., Sarker, S., Hevner, A., Gupta, A., Barrett, M., Venkatesh, V., Boland, D., & Lyytinen, K. (2020). AI: A debate between three voices within the IS discipline. Are design sciences, economics and behavioral sciences critical enough on AI? In 40th International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2019 (40th International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2019). Association for Information Systems.